Thalachery goats (Also called as Malabari, Thalassery, Talacherry, Thalacherry, Talacherri, Thalacherri, Tellicherry, Tellicherri, Tellicheri, Talacheri, Thalacheri) have the following advantages.
They are excellent, prolific breeders and suitable for cross breeding with Jamunapari or Boer buck. They have a higher feed conversion ratio than most of the local breeds and their skin is extremely suited for leather industry. One main reason for their popularity among goat farmers, is their ability to produce twins or triplets consistently.They are one of the sturdy breeds available in India, and suited for most agro-climatic zones. These goats also have good mothering instincts and produce large quantities of milk to support their kids.
Birth weight is around 2.3 kg and Average body weight in one year on pasture grazing:
- For Male : 28 kgs
- For Female: 24 kgs
Thalachery Goats when crossed with Boer Bucks yields 50 % Boer kids.
Average weight of 50 % Boer kids in one year will be
- For Male: 40 kgs or more
- For Female: 30 kgs or more
- Meenakshi Sundaram et al., Growth performance of Tellicherry goat in an organised farm.2012